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I had purchased a used Garmin on Ebay with Europe maps so we entered the town of Hornfleur and headed out. I really don't like heights so of course we had to go over this bridge. It even cost us over 5 Euros each way.

 

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So we got there, drove around in circles a few times until we figured out the place and found parking a bit of a walk away from the center. Then took some more fumbling to figure out the parking system and how to pay the meter.

 

But we did it and got to the river and found the docks.

 

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So the rental car, the driving and the parking were a bit stressful to get started - it was much easier after we had gotten used to it.

 

However now was time to have a good cup of coffee and enjoy the atmosphere. They had a crepe place though and I couldn't resist!

 

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So, back to the car and we tried looking at the map to figure out where to go next but nothing jumped out so we just started driving and did the "I wonder where this road goes" thing.

 

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We did use the GPS to make sure we weren't getting totally lost and actually ended up on the beaches near Normandy.

 

Terry picking up more sea shells for our friend Cathy Phibbs.

 

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We ended up at the beach when Terry wanted to see "where does this street go". We didn't have the GPS turned on until we hit the dead end which was the ocean! Then we turned on the GPS to find out our location. This was actually a lot of fun!

 

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We had fun on the beach but it was cold and windy. So back in the car and we used the GPS to find roads that ran along the ocean. We were cold and it was lunch time so we found a small town AND a parking spot. Of course it was Italian food, but we love pizza!

 

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Again, my French was inadequate and they spoke no English so instead of ordering a cheese pizza with ham, we ended up with one cheese pizza and one ham pizza. Parma ham of course!

 

They were so good!

 

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But, after all that driving, we found ourselves back in Hornfleur with lots of time to spare so we parked, now that we knew the system, and walked Hornfleur some more.

 

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We went to 2 pharmacies trying to buy Tylenol with no luck. Apparently the only pain reliever you can buy in France is an NSAID. We did find our Christmas ornament though!

 

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I loved the sidewalks. I was wearing heels and Terry had to hold my hand so I didn't miss a step as I wasn't always looking where I was walking. There was too much to see!

 

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So we headed back to the port to return the car. I was afraid a few times that I would have to get out and push. The car didn't seem to like going up hills. When we did return it, I looked at the type and googled it. Says its only 75 hp. That would explain it!

 

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We returned the car, they checked us in and I asked about a ride back to the ship. We were tired. The young Frenchman was very nice and actually drove us over himself in the little car we had just rented. He dropped us off right at the gate to the port!

 

We took our leftover pizza only to find out you aren't supposed to bring food on the ship. Uh oh, bad Lisa.

 

We gave it to the security guard from the port who had admired it on our way in. Guess that means I wasn't supposed to bring the Spanish cheese on either.

 

Oops.

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